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Registrar's Office: Retake Courses

Retake Courses

Lock-Step program:

MCC’s Allied Health associate-level, certificate-level, and AAS in Information Technology programs are lockstep academic programs. It means that all courses within the program and the course sequence and schedule within each term of the program are pre-determined by the college. In lockstep programs:

  • All program courses are required unless the student receives transfer credit, or the class is noted as elective or optional in the catalog.
  • Because all courses are required and the course sequence is predetermined, students enrolled in the program generally cannot add or drop individual courses during their program’s add/drop period.
  • Students who decide to cease enrollment and formally request to withdraw from the program after the term has started, can drop all of their courses in the term. The grade for each of the dropped courses reflected on the final transcript will be determined based on the timing of the withdrawal request in accordance with the Add/Drop Policy.
  • Students are generally required to pass all core courses in the term to move forward in the program.
  • Students who fail any of the core program courses must contact their Program Director or Academic Dean to determine whether they can continue to remain enrolled in the program.

Cohort Program:

In addition to being lockstep, MCC’s Allied Health certificate-level programs are cohort academic programs. A cohort program is one in which the students within that cohort all start and finish at the same time. In a cohort program, all students progress through the program together as a group, at the same pace. In cohort programs:

  • All program courses are required unless the student receives transfer credit, or the class is noted as elective or optional in the catalog.
  • Because all courses are required and the course sequence is predetermined, students cannot add or drop individual courses during their program’s add/drop period.
  • Students who decide to cease enrollment and formally request to withdraw from the program after the term has started, can drop all of their courses in the term. The grade for each of the dropped courses reflected on the final transcript will be determined based on the timing of the withdrawal request in accordance with the Add/Drop Policy.
  • Students are generally required to pass all the courses in the term to move forward in the program with their cohort.
  • Students who fail any of the courses within the term will be formally withdrawn from their program and will be required to re-enroll with a different cohort if they would like to continue in the program.

MCC students who need to retake some courses may be able to retake them online via StraighterLine. StraighterLine courses allow you to go at your own pace with the flexibility to complete the course work anywhere, anytime, and on your schedule. All StraighterLine courses are reviewed and recommended for credit by the American Council of Education (ACE). For any questions or assistance, you can contact StraighterLine services directly at (877) 787-8375.

How It Works:

  • Visit Midwestern Career College partner page on StraighterLine to view course equivalency descriptions here and register for the course(s) you need.  
  • All StraighterLine courses include eTextbooks, 24/7 on-demand tutoring, and live student support 7 days a week.
    • Note: course access requires an active membership.
  • Upon successful course completion, you are immediately prompted to send a transcript to our institution (no fee for transcript delivery).
  • To be accepted for transfer, final grades for Straighterline course retakes need to meet min. requirements of MCC transfer credit policy.
    • Kindly reference our transfer credit policy available here to view the grades that are either accepted or not accepted for transfer.